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Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

The student news site of The Harker School.

Harker Aquila

Upper school composer Paul Woodruff sits at the piano, playing notes of a song. Woodruff joined Harker 12 years ago, and has since been composing for music for upper school musical groups.

Composing cadence: Upper school melodist writes music through time

by Vika Gautham, Shareen Chahal, and Olivia Xu May 30, 2022

Euphonic voices fill the air with joyful tunes as upper school composer Paul Woodruff sits at the piano, observing the students implementing his modified arrangement of the classic, “Walking on Sunshine.”...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Take a stroll with Aquila

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor May 9, 2022

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week.  A last walk through the campus’s orchard...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Embrace the prom season with Aquila

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor April 18, 2022

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week.  One of the most anticipated upperclassmen...

Anwen Hao (9) poses in a dance routine to Albrecht’s Variation from “Giselle at this years Hoscars. The show, themed Oscars this year, took place on March 30 in the Rothschild Performing Arts Center and featured acts in singing, dancing, instrumental and more,

Back with a blast: the Hoscars return triumphantly to center stage

by Emma Gao, Co-Copy Editor April 17, 2022

“Before we start, let me assure you there will be no slaps and no punches thrown today. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Let the Hoscars begin!”  Associated Student Body (ASB) treasurer Aaditya...

The 64th Grammys awards took place in Las Vegas on April 3. Listen to Aquilas Arts & Entertainment editors Sally Zhu (11) and Alena Suleiman (10) discuss their reactions to the awards.

Reactions to the 2022 Grammys awards

by Sally Zhu and Alena Suleiman April 14, 2022

The 64th Grammys awards took place in Las Vegas on April 3, honoring nominees in 86 total award categories, and featuring 20 live performances. Listen to Aquila's Arts & Entertainment editor Sally...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Honor the 2022 GRAMMYs winners with Aquila

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor April 11, 2022

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week. The 2022 GRAMMYs Awards Show took place...

Guitarist Brian Moran discusses careers in music with members of Music Creation Club through a Zoom meeting on April 1. Figuring out what it is that gives you joy is really important,” Moran said.

Students hear from guitarist in Music Creation Club speaker event

by Ella Yee, Co-Asst. Multimedia Editor April 6, 2022

Music Creation Club organized a Zoom meeting with guitarist and Berklee School of Music graduate Brian Moran on April 1, where club members learned about the challenges of navigating a career in music.  Moran...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Savor the sunshine with Aquila

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor March 28, 2022

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week. We've finally reached the spring season...

This is the second installment of Musical Musings, a podcast where Aquila staff members review and discuss music albums. In this episode, Erica and Irene share their thoughts on the soundtrack of Disney’s “Encanto,” released Nov. 24.

Musical Musings Episode 2: Encanto

by Erica Cai and Irene Yuan March 24, 2022

This is the second installment of Musical Musings, a podcast where Aquila staff members review and discuss music albums. In this episode, Erica and Irene share their thoughts on the soundtrack of Disney’s...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Stepping into spring with Aquila

by Alena Suleiman, Assistant A&E Editor March 21, 2022

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week As we step out of winter and into spring...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Honor Women’s History Month with Aquila

by Sally Zhu, A&E and Lifestyle Editor March 7, 2022

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week We’ve reached this year’s Women’s...

Music Monday is a new installation featuring a different category of songs on a weekly basis.

Music Monday: Celebrate Culture Week with Aquila

by Sabrina Zhu, STEM Editor February 28, 2022

Music Monday features a different category of songs on a weekly basis. Each Monday, Harker Aquila will release seven songs, one song for each day of the week The Student Diversity Committee is hosting...

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